2.2.0 pass thru validation

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Wed May 9 14:29:36 GMT 2001

On Wed, 09 May 2001 05:14:37 Mike Black wrote:
> When a user is logged into the domain there's no problem.  
> The user is validated as DOMAIN/USER. However, when they login
> to their local machine the samba server tries
> only to veryify MACH/USER on the domain controller.

This is what the client passes to it.

> Shouldn't it then fall-thru to DOMAIN/USER if MACH/USER fails?
> I changed password.c to use our domain name instead of 
> the passed-in client domain name. I'm sure that it just 
> needs another call after trying MACH/USER to then try 
> DOMAIN/USER but I couldn't quite figure out which variable
> held the domain name.

I don't know.  This kind of sounds like a reasonable change.
Is this what an NT PDC does?  I seem to remember so.
What does everyone else think?

cheers, jerry
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